Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
9/4/18 1:46 p.m.

Our 35th birthday is coming up. To celebrate, we decided to count the number of Miatas that have been owned by Flyin' Miata or by FM staff members.

We're counting cars that have significant Miata content - Exocets, for example - but not cars that went through FM salvage just as parts cars. Miatas that have had multiple FM staff owners only get counted once. Cars that have seen massive transformations - the Red Rat into the Track Dog - only get counted once. Cars that were owned before or after a staff member worked here don't count, only those that were owned during their employment.

Who wants to venture a guess?

 

Gratuitous photo of some of the current fleet - including the 1990 that started this all back in 1989 - in front of the shop.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
9/4/18 1:48 p.m.

76

Professor_Brap
Professor_Brap HalfDork
9/4/18 1:48 p.m.

105

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
9/4/18 1:51 p.m.

I'm just going to point out that this is not Atlanta or Florida, so $500 Miatas don't happen unless they've got no salvageable parts on them whatsoever.

Lof8
Lof8 Dork
9/4/18 1:59 p.m.

58

Run_Away
Run_Away Dork
9/4/18 2:00 p.m.

ProDarwin
ProDarwin PowerDork
9/4/18 2:09 p.m.

Wait your 35th birthday?  I just turned 35 this weekend.  And I was born well before the Miata (I think).  What gives?

 

Also my guess is 35.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
9/4/18 2:14 p.m.

I'm going to say 63. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
9/4/18 2:16 p.m.
ProDarwin said:

Wait your 35th birthday?  I just turned 35 this weekend.  And I was born well before the Miata (I think).  What gives?

 

Also my guess is 35.

Not everyone does the math :)

We started as a Porsche/Audi/VW service shop, but got into Miatas in 1989. We're still the same company with the same owner, but dropped the German car service in 1996 to do Miatas exclusively.

https://www.flyinmiata.com/us/history.php

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
9/5/18 10:00 a.m.

Answer: 54. It's possible we missed one or two, but that's what we came up with.

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
9/5/18 10:17 a.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Using Price is Right rules, Run_Away is the winner. What does he win? You did not specify the prize.wink

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
9/5/18 10:33 a.m.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who defaults to Price Is Right rules!

 

I did not specify a contest! laugh

lotusseven7
lotusseven7 Reader
9/13/18 7:44 a.m.

54! Damn! 

 

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
9/20/18 1:40 p.m.

54?   Well it looks like you have me beat by 52!  

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